On friday 11/5 is the last day to apply for 24 Hour Business Camp, the hackathon that I founded in 2009. I have written more about the camp here. 24HBC is organized by .SE this year. (Check out the 24hbc blog.)
My role this year is as an advisor (and a participant!) so I have not seen the applications we have gotten so far. But still, here are some fun and really nice people that I know have applied...
- Jonas Lejon. One of Sweden's most well-known hacker/entrepreneurs? Built more than 20 sites in his spare time - though he actually has a day job. An advocate for open data and NoSQL. Blogs at Utvbloggen.
- Susanne Jarl. Enjoys life when she is deploying code in the middle of the night. Runs Recepten.se, one of Sweden's largest recipe websites. She also builds apps. Blogs at Susannejarl.se
- Tore Friskopp. Runs the web-based bookkeeping-firm Distansbyran.se. Today he lives in Malta. Founder of Paradisebusinesscamp.se. He has also written the book "Sagor från verkligheten" about his experiences as a web entrepreneur. Blogs at Torefriskopp.se
- Andrey Zhukov. Developer at Toca Boca. In 1999 he started one of the earliest software companies in Ukraine. Worked at Valtech, studied at KTH and SSES. Blogs at Selfishmemes.com
- Raiha Buchanan. Digital marketing manager at House of Radon. Studied e-commerce at Hyper Island, where she founded the e-commerce site Swedish Fresh. Also been head of marketing for Young Entrepreneurs of Sweden, and much much more. Portfolio and blog at Raiha.me
- Erik Pettersson. Designer, front end and back end developer. Currently at Improove. Has created Tågtider.net and last week he created Pingalytics - a mashup of Pingdom and Google Analytics. (Have to check that out.) Blogs at Ptz0n.se
- Popdevelop. An awesome developer team from Malmö. Just created Popfaktura - a sleek invoice payment solution. Have also created Weskins.com, a webshop with customizable skins for tech devices. Blogs at Popdevelop.com
Yupp, that was just some of the people I know are coming. Sounds like fun, right? I have no idea what people are planning to build. But it doesn't really matter. My experience is that great people is the most important ingredient for a great hack!
This is not the complete list - just some people I know have applied. It is not too late to apply - you can also apply for 24hbc here. The deadline is on friday 11/5.